Writing yesterday’s post, it occurred to me that I rarely talk about the rest of Tufts University. Fletcher is a self-contained place, but that doesn’t mean that we never get out and about. Those of you who haven’t had a chance to visit may be wondering what the wider University offers to Fletcher students.
First, by way of orientation, I should start with the Tufts campuses. The Medford/Somerville campus is the site of all undergraduate studies and of several graduate units. There are professional schools in Boston (medical, dental, nutrition, biomedical sciences) and Grafton (veterinary). And, there’s the conference and meeting site in Talloires. In all, there are about 9,000 students at the University, about 4,000 of whom are graduate students.
As you likely know, Fletcher’s “complex” in Medford/Somerville includes three connected classroom/office buildings, as well as a café and the Ginn Library. Blakeley Hall (the Fletcher dormitory) is not attached, but is directly behind the other buildings.
Of the other units, Fletcher students most often take courses on the Boston campus at the Friedman School of Nutrition, with which Fletcher shares the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Program.
The other sites on the Medford/Somerville campus that Fletcher students probably use most frequently are the Cousens Gym, the Tisch Library, Olin Hall (which houses the departments of Romance Languages and German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature), and the Mayer Campus Center, which includes the bookstore. But there are other cafés and sports facilities, as well as a music center and arts center, that might draw students out of their Fletcher home.
For now, that’s the blog’s campus tour. You can do your own geographic orientation with the campus map on the Tufts web site. Just remember that the Fletcher buildings are Goddard and Mugar Halls, and the Cabot Intercultural Center.